Eddy Senior Living is pleased to announce its plans to expand The Glen at Hiland Meadows senior living community in Queensbury NY. The $25-million project planned for the spring of 2020 was approved by the Queensbury Planning Board in October 2019, and is expected to open in August 2021.
The plans include three separate projects; an innovative memory care facility, a two-story addition to the main building, and a state-of-the-art wellness center.
Specialized Memory Care
At the heart of the project is a 25,000 square foot building for memory care, which will feature 30 suites and provide assisted living care, as well as a day program for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other memory loss problems.
The decision to expand the community’s memory care services was due in large part to a recent study conducted by Murdock Strategies, which indicated there was a critical need for memory care in the Queensbury area. In fact, there is an estimated 100-bed deficit, forcing many local families to move loved ones out of the area in order to get proper care. The Glen hopes to change that by providing more options locally for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Similar to The Eddy’s other nationally recognized memory care models in Cohoes and East Greenbush, The Glen will offer a residential environment that preserves self-esteem and self-confidence, and supports independence. The plans call for attractive living areas to create a warm, familiar atmosphere, and a culture of care that enhances quality of life specifically for those with cognitive impairment. Upgrades to landscaping, and the addition of a gazebo and walking paths, are planned, as well, to allow for supervised wandering and resident engagement.
More Independent Senior Living Apartments
The Glen at Hiland Meadows currently has approximately 120 residents in independent senior living, as well as 43 assisted living residents, however, the demand for more units continues to grow. The expansion project, which includes a nearly 42,000 square foot two-story addition to the main building, will make room for an additional 28 independent senior living apartments, and accommodate approximately 40 new residents, including couples.
State-of-the-Art Wellness Center
The Queensbury senior living campus will also gain a 5,000 square foot Wellness Center with indoor pool. The fully equipped fitness center will offer wellness programs, water aerobics and regularly scheduled exercise classes, including balance and strength training, gentle yoga, osteoporosis education and exercise, line dancing and senior-friendly cardio classes.
More About The Glen at Hiland Meadows
The Glen at Hiland Meadows, which opened in 2001, is located on 45 spectacular acres in Queensbury NY. Sponsored by The Eddy and The Conkling Center – two of the region’s most trusted names in senior care – the Queensbury senior living community offers residents an array of services and amenities, from delicious meals and stimulating social activities, to housekeeping, maintenance and snow removal. Our enriched housing residence, The Terrace at The Glen, also provides assistance with personal care and medication management.